Female Combat Veterans : A Stratified Random Sampling Technique

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The population of interest, based on the aforementioned research question is, female combat veterans. For the purpose of this research, this is narrowed down to female service members, more specifically of the Army, who have previously been activated in support of an operation in said combat zone. Participants must have received combat benefits, such as hostile fire pay to fall within the realm of the veteran interest group. The sampling technique in which I would utilize for this research design would be a stratified random sampling technique. In efforts to understand more of this particular research, the stratified random sampling technique will allow for sampling among a particular population, in this case female combat veterans who have endured combat operational stress. In order to create a stratified random sample, I would take the following steps: 1. Define the designated population as female combat veterans 2. The relevant stratification would be defined as gender. Gender would allow for the researcher to split up males and females in order to determine which has a higher resiliency to combat operational stress. Another relevant stratification could potentially be defined as the combat operational stress exposure and levels of PTSD amongst the females. The subcategory would be the military occupational specialty served while deployed in comparison to the periodic health assessment (PHA) obtained before and after resiliency treatments were introduced. The

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